You must respond to separate nomination criteria for each category.

  • Each category has its own criteria and a separate set of questions which must be answered. 
  • There is no benefit to asking other people to nominate you. Only one nomination per artist per category is accepted. As this is not a popularity contest, fan nominations are not accepted.
  • You will need to gather supporting information and evidence for some categories. You can read the questions for each category here
  • For all categories you will need an up-to-date bio, no longer than 150 words that is cleared for our marketing use, as well as two press shots. Depending on how you submit your nominations – you may only need to provide this once. 
  • You may nominate for multiple categories.
  • You cannot nominate for both Artist and Breakout Artist – you may only nominate in one or the other category.
  • You may only nominate one song for Song of the Year. This should be your best song.



An individual for technical mastery of a specific instrument, including voice.

Studio Producer

For consistently producing music that delivers on their artists’ vision.

Visual Creative

Awarded to a visual creative, designer or artist for a specific project that enhances the music experience.

GCMA Nominations 2024 - Musician, Studio Producer, Visual Creative

Your Details

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Which Category Are You Nominating For?

Select the category or categories you will be nominating for and complete the required details.

Musician (instrumentalist / vocalist) of the Year

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Musician of the Year is an artistic award. This category is awarded to an individual Gold Coast musician for excellence in vocal or instrumental ability. Judges are looking for an individual musician who has worked as a musician or vocalist and produced, recorded or performed music, either as a permanent member of a band, a session musician or a solo artist during the eligibility period. This musician will have demonstrated exceptional mastery and technical proficiency in their chosen field - whether an instrument or voice - and will be recognised and respected by other artists and their specific industry or genre as being a world-class vocalist or player. 

You can find out more about each category and the judging criteria here. 

Studio Producer of the Year

This category is awarded to a Gold Coast based studio producer who is supporting artists to release their very best work. This award does not recognise quantity, but rather quality in studio production. Judges are looking for a producer who consistently delivers on their artist’s intent. A portfolio of evidence is required. 

You can find out more about each category and the judging criteria here. 

Visual Creative of the Year

Visual Creative of the Year is awarded to one artistic project created by a Gold Coast based visual creative or artist that enhances the music experience. That might include, but is not limited to: album artwork, press photography, tour imagery, live photography, costume design, merchandise design or other visual art created for the purposes of promoting or enhancing music.

The award is for one project rather than a portfolio of work. Judges will be looking for an artist that demonstrates excellence in their chosen field - whether that be photography, digital art, fashion design or illustration by hand, to name but a few.

Note: Imagery for all elements of this project will need to be supplied. It is recommended that nominees create a google drive folder with all artwork clearly labelled. Only one link can be provided so ensure you have all files in the one cloud-based folder and that no password or log-in information is required. If you need support to do this, attend one of our drop-in sessions. Click here for more information. 

You can find out more about each category and the judging criteria here. 

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Artist, Breakout Artist, Live Act, Release, Song, Video nomination form

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Nominate for Venue of the Year here